Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Hoffenheim: Erling Haaland rescues point for home side after Jadon Sancho had given them the lead as Edin Terzic’s outfit stumble again in pursuit of top four
- Jadon Sancho had fired Borussia Dortmund into a 24th minute lead
- But Hoffenheim hit back either side of half-time to race into a 2-1 advantage
- Erling Haaland equalised for the home side with just nine minutes to play
Borussia Dortmund’s poor form continued after they stumbled to a 2-2 home draw against Hoffenheim in their pursuit of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Jadon Sancho had given the home side the lead 24th minute, but goals either side of half-time from Munas Dabour and Ihlas Bebou fired Hoffenheim ahead.
Dortmund pressed for an equaliser and eventually found the breakthrough with Erling Haaland with nine minutes to play, with the result leaving them three points shy of Bayer Leverkusen in fourth who could also only draw 2-2 at home to Mainz.
Erling Haaland gathers the ball for a quick restart after equalising for Borussia Dortmund
Despite Haaland’s finish, Dortmund could only secure a 2-2 draw at home to Hoffenheim
Jadon Sancho had given the home side the lead earlier on in the Bundesliga clash
Haaland pounced on a Hoffenheim mistake to race through and score after Hoffenheim had come from a goal down to lead 2-1.
Haaland was involved in a minor scuffle with Stefan Posch while celebrating his goal after he had gathered the ball, with the defender protesting that Dortmund should have stopped playig due to an injury on the field to a team-mate.
Hoffenheim’s Bebou twice failed in a one-on-one with Dortmund keeper Marwin Hitz before Sancho put the hosts in front .
Hoffenheim’s Ihlas Bebou (left) bundled home to give his side a second half lead
Stefan Posch (second right) clashes with Erling Haaland during the Bundesliga fixture
Haaland’s team-mates including Marco Reus (left) and Sancho stepped in to split the pair
Dortmund’s sloppy defending then allowed Dabbur to slip into the box and finish a Sebastian Rudy pass for the equaliser seven minutes later.
Bebou then made amends for his earlier misses, heading in a ball that bounced of Hitz’s hands as the keeper attempted to clear a cross in the 51st minute with Dortmund having to wait until Haaland’s equaliser to rescue a point.
With only one win in their last six games, Dortmund remain in sixth place on 33 points.
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